Surgery

Valley Veterinary Hospital offers a state-of-the-art surgical suite equipped with innovative tools and medications to care for your precious pet. Our experienced veterinarians are prepared to care for your pet’s surgical needs, ranging from common spays or neuters, to more challenging orthopedic procedures.


Diagnostics

Prior to surgery, Dr. Strickland and Dr. Daly always recommend running blood work on your furry friend. Blood work can indicate issues that may not be seen by a simple physical exam, and it is important to know that anesthesia can be administered to your pet as safely as possible. X- Rays and ultrasounds can also be performed prior to the surgery as necessary.

Anesthesia and pain medications
Prior to the actual surgery, pets are administered pain prevention, just as human hospitals prevent pain in people. Often an IV catheter is inserted to insure the pet has the proper amount of fluids during the procedure. The proper anesthesia is prepared by one of our experienced doctors, and the surgical event will begin.

Monitoring
Even prior to the surgical event, our doctors and experienced staff are monitoring the heart and breathing rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygen levels. No matter the reason for the surgery, these signs are important for the life of your pet and will be expertly monitored in the event surgery is needed.

Recovery
At the conclusion of the surgery, your pet will continue to have their blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels observed by our caring staff. Additional pain medications will be provided as necessary, as your companion continues to recover. Finally, your furry friend will be kept warm and comfortable during the remainder of the time in our recovery unit.

Our skilled veterinarians have successfully performed countless procedures on local pets, and they will bring that same level of care to your pet. For your pet’s surgical needs in the Shenandoah Valley and Harrisonburg, Virginia areas, please call the experienced professionals at Valley Veterinary Hospital at 540-433-8387.